Burr - 1834, Chapter Twelve Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Twelve Summary

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - Three

Burr is reluctant to become a political leader in the early days. Burr's interest is in providing for his wife and daughter; the law is what he knows. Within a year though, he is elected to the Assembly, a term he serves reluctantly. His public career waxes and wanes according to the whims of those he knows around him, and based on his own personal loyalties. While Burr is a reluctant politician, Hamilton is in his element in the political arena. Coming from a poor and illegitimate background, Hamilton desires only to live among the rich and powerful, though the rich aristocracy sees him only as a means to an end. Should Hamilton cater to the needs of the working man, he could have the untold success he seeks. Burr is an anti-Federalist and he...

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